Thursday, October 2, 2014

More From the Leica I Model C and Summar - Architectural Illusions

The building I work in is an amazing feat of architectural design. I don't photograph there very often, but on the day I was testing my new 1931 Leica I, I happened to notice a couple of interesting illusions formed by the architectural glass and surroundings. All were shot with my Summar 5cm f2 and Kodak Tmax 100 film.
The Leica I doesn't have an integrated rangefinder, so it is "guess focus.". The little viewfinder you use to compose feels inaccurate, and obviously doesn't provide for parallax compensation. But, it's a gas to use this little piece of history.